The Mitsubishi Xpander might be new for our market, but it's been around in Indonesia since August last year. So it's had a lot more time to make an impact over there. It also seems that it's made quite a big impression, as it was just named the country's Car of the Year.
Otomotif, Indonesia's leading tabloid, bestowed the honor on Mitsubishi's MPV. It also gave the Xpander awards in two other categories: Best of the Best MPV and Best Small MPV. Since its launch, Mitsubishi's Indonesian office (MMKSI) has taken 60,000 orders for units, and is already a bestseller in its segment.
Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko said: "We are very grateful to have received this award from Otomotif, which is a recognition of the wonderful reception that Xpander has been given by the people of Indonesia. Many people had a hand in this success, including our friends and business partners at MMKSI and the Indonesian government. Years of careful research went into the design of the Xpander, a modern MPV that meets the needs of Indonesia's hard-working families."
Congratulations, Mitsubishi! Do you guys think the Xpander will win similar accolades in our country?